The Culprits of My New-found Happiness

I keep telling this since the day I started threading this road to teaching little kids: I So LOVE MY JOB! Really. There was no dull moment. Everyday is a new day filled with laughter and amusement over kids’ carefree and innocent acts. I just feel so blessed to have been called to this kind of mission. It’s never work at all because I’m really having fun:-)

Just to clue you in on what’s keeping me extra jovial, carefree, and still busy these days, following are the culprits:

Aaron – He is the youngest in the class. Just 2 years old but he already knows the entire Alphabet and the numbers altough bulol nga lang some letters and words. He’s the most makalat of all din but he’s willing to pack away naman when you ask him to.

AE – The other half of the Sistoso brothers. Just 3-years-old. You seldom see him smile and he’s always tulala in the corner. Always looking around lang but he likes to work. Pagpasok pa lang niya, lalapit na agad siya sken to say: “Teacher ako work.”

Angel – One of my favorites:-) He’s the older brother of AE but he’s much bulol and a little smaller. I think he underwent an operation when he was just a baby which resulted to a later development of his mind and body. But he’s really so much fun to be with. Actually makita ko pa lang siya na naglalakad papasok sa gate ng school, natatawa na ako. para siyang cartoon character:-) Super OC din nang batang to. Pagpasok sa room, he’ll go straight to his cubbyhole, take off his shoes and arrange his bag there. Kapag nagalaw nang konti ang ayos ng shoes ninyo habang pinapasok niya ang bag niya, lalabas niya ulit lahat tsaka niya aayusin. As in 5-8 minutes siyang nandun, trying to perfect the arrangement of his things inside the cubbyhole. He owns the famous Dadangle and Dedangle, and WAWAWU words.

Allen – One of the makulit boys in the class pero one of the sweetest din. He’s 4-years old na. He’s still bulol. He calls his tita Lemy yun pala Remy pala talaga ang name niya. Always farts. What I like about this boy is that he always asks for me pag wala pa ako sa school.

Cole – The Kuya in the class. he’s 5 years old na. He’s the most improved din. During the summer class, super naughty and unruly siya. But since the start of the regular school year, he’s really changed a lot. He’s still makulit but he’s manageable na. He likes working na din. He’s one of the sweetest din kasi everytime he sees me walk inside the classroom, he would always say: Teacher Apple!. And everytime may toy siyang hawak, any toy, or he got a star, or his baon, he would show it to me.

Dylan – Cute cute little angel:-) he’s just 2 years old but he could already say some English words straight. He likes Apple Juice sooo much. When you ask him what did he eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, he would only answer: APPLE JUICE. Whenever I ask him, do you love teacher, he would say YES and hug me tight. One thing lang that I sort of don’t like about him: He always makes poo-poo in school:-)

Eldrich – The cute guy in school. He’s 5 years old but he is suffering from ASD or Autistic Soectrum Disorder that is why he needs extra attention and guidance. He would grab toys from his classmates and he can’t control his urge whenever he sees chocolates of any sort from his classmate’s baon. Good thing his classmates seem to understand him and no one fights with him. I like it when he looks at me when I sing 6 little ducks whenever I am trying to ask him to work on his writing notebook. And i love it more when he hugs me tighthly.

Joaqui – The classic. The naughtiest. The most papansin. The kid you wouldn’t want to last a day without. He’s just 3 years old but he’s already very maloko. He used to cry like a river whenever his mamang (yaya) leaves him inside the classroom. But now, he would even close the door so his mamang could leave na. He’s like the notorious kid when you speak of highschool. He’s just 3 years old but his classmates are following his kalokohan. As in leader sa kalokohan. Wala na kaming magawa when he would bring his lunch bag and his bag into the big mat and show his tummy to tell he’s already hungry. He likes making patay-patayan to make papansin. One time, during the circle time, he sat beside Isabel and held her hands. When Isabel removed his hands, he hugged Isabel from the back. You could always hear him say “Gu’moning teacher!” kahit wala pa siyang nakikitang teacher dahil papasok pa lang siya sa gate. Scripted talaga:-) and after class, he would always say,” habadudey.” Go figure out what that means.

Isabel – The prim and proper. The Valedictorian. This little girl just turned 3 years old but she already knows how to read and spell words. Such an Einstein baby! She’s close to being one of the boys na din kasi boys like to be with her. As in they follow whatever she says. She’s very timid but when she talks, they really listen. During work time, whenever she sees Kacy not focusing in her work, she would call her and say: Kacy, you work na!

Kacy – This little girl is the look-alike of the wife of my crush before. She’s nice naman but it’s just so hard for her to focus. She’s always distracted and she always copies her classmates. I think I heard her dad mentioned before that she’s suffering from PSD deficiency or some sort of delay in the development of her brains. She always stutter whenever she talks.

Rocco – The new kid in class. super makulit–makulit in a way na maiinis ka na. I am still in the process of liking this kid because he’s just sooo unruly. He bites his classmates, grabs toys, or hits whenever he’s not given what he asks. i think this kid lacks attention from his family, especially his mom. His mom kasi is working in Cotabato, I think, and he’s left under the care of his Lola. He loves attention that’s why he’s being naughty, and I pity him. I’m really trying to extend pa my string of patience for this kid ’cause I know he really has his own issues. I actually feel good whenever this kid would look at me in the eye and listen to my sermon. He may not understand the importance of what I am saying as a whole but I know in time he’ll change.

11 souls. 11 different personalities. A million reason for the smiles and the laughters in the Escuela Legarda classroom. To be honest, I am a little weary of the thought of March because it means that we’ll have to say goodbye to these little angels na. The same thing that I felt when the kids of school year 2009-2010 left Escuela Legarda to move to the big school na. Oh well, i will just enjoy it now while they’re still with us:-)

 

Note: repost (august 2010)

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